Summer 2022 Accounting Intern

Street
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400
City
Juneau
State
AK
Job ID
2021-2557

Overview

Come apply your accounting education at Sealaska for the summer! Working with our teams, you will gain experience in the various functions of an accounting department including accounts payable, fixed assets, cash reconciliations, investments, and tax accounting. This immersive experience is designed to give you hands-on practice applying your education to the real world. Corporate accounting is a very diverse field and the purpose of this internship is to provide you with multiple opportunities in the field of accounting so that you can see what sparks your interest. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete a special project of your choice during your internship that involves making a recommendation to the accounting team on how to reengineer a current process. This is an opportunity to use everything you have learned in school and in practice over the summer to improve an existing accounting practice. 

While this internship can take place remotely or via telecommute, it is preferred that this intern work in person at the Sealaska Corporation headquarters in Juneau, AK.

Responsibilities

  • Perform cash reconciliations
  • Work with the accounts payable team to process purchase orders, invoices, and post journal entries
  • Support the corporate tax accounting team
  • Prepare fixed asset and depreciation schedules
  • Present a recommendation to the team on how to improve a current accounting process

Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Completed one or more intermediate level accounting course
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or a vocational-technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years) and have completed one year of school by the start date
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major or minor in Accounting
  • Junior/Senior class standing
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Provide recent transcript
  • Submit resume with online application
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your status as a Sealaska shareholder, shareholder descendant, or shareholder spouse
  • You must successfully complete a background check prior to onboarding at Sealaska

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for extended periods of time; walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 20-50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.

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